I previously stated that Kuma fed the Sorbet Kingdom by spending the Heavenly Gold instead of giving it as an offering to the Celestial Dragons. This undoubtably angered the World Government and even more so the Celestial Dragons, forcing them to intervene. I expect that the World Government was sent by the Celestial Dragons to destroy the island to set an example for the rest of the world. However, Kuma shouldered the blame completely saying that it was only his decision to defy the Nobles. Knowing of Kuma’s strength, instead of killing him, the World Government decided to force him into becoming a Warlord and in addition to that, PX-0. Kuma virtuously sacrificed himself for his people, which is foreshadowed by him carrying his signature bible, in which Jesus sacrifices himself.
In order to explain to the world, why a king left his kingdom to become a Warlord, the World Government released a fake narrative: in which Kuma was a tyrant and that the Marines came to liberate the Sorbet Kingdom from their evil ruler. This paints the World Government in a positive light and gives Kuma a ruthless reputation, exactly what is needed to be a successful Warlord. Therefore his moniker of tyrant is merely a lie manufactured by the World Government to hide their evil ways. It could also be the case that the World Government forced Kuma to do some of their dirty work, which would also allow him to gain this fearsome reputation. So we speculate that Kuma became a Warlord very shortly after he fed the people of the Sorbet Kingdom, meaning around the time in which child Bonney is shown.
Now that Kuma’s modifications are complete, he is seen as a slave in Mariejois. He is there to remind the Celestial Dragons of their absolute power, defy us and you end up becoming a robot slave for rental. Him being a slave also demonstrates the Celestial Dragon’s power to anyone unfortunate enough to see him. Bonney is at the Reverie trying to retrieve Kuma, but what exactly is their relationship? This question has to be asked because of the ambiguity of Bonney’s age, due to her Devil Fruit powers. And to properly answer it we must go over some facts from the story.
So we know for certain that Bonney is somehow part of the Sorbet Kingdom’s royal family. But is she truly the young Bonney? Or is Connie her true form instead? We believe that Bonney is merely tricking the World Government into thinking that she is her grandmother Connie, the current ruler of the Sorbet Kingdom. The reasoning here is very straight forward. In Chapter 595, we see that Bonney has been captured by Akainu.
Akainu’s words are of the utmost importance here. He says that he was alarmed at Bonney running away from the World Government, but he is now glad it is over and they found her. This panel reveals that the World Government cares about Bonney’s well being, presumably because she is of Royal Blood that is allied with the World Government. It also reveals that the World Government is keeping tabs on Bonney for them to know she was missing. If she was truly Connie the Queen, the World Government would have noticed Connie’s absence, which suspiciously coincides with whenever Bonney runs away. There is no way that they wouldn’t know, considering how much they seemingly care about Bonney. This is important because if the World Government knew that Bonney’s true form was Connie, they would NEVER let her in Mariejois and let her attend the Reverie. It would be unbelieveably stupid to let a pirate in such an important location and event. This leads us to believe that Connie is Bonney’s grandmother and Bonney is merely pretending to be the queen to gain access to the Reverie in order to save her king, Kuma.
The conclusion reached by this line of reasoning lines up perfectly with our thoughts about Kuma’s past. It would explain why she is coming to save him and why she feels such deep hatred for the World Government.
It also explains her actions during the Marineford war, where she starts crying in Chapter 565. And also her actions the first time we see her, at Saboady.
*Theory by Buggys Delivery Service